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Yes, adding cloud support is in our long-term plan. In fact, OpenGarage already has cloud support using the Blynk service. This avoids the pain of having to set up port forwarding and dynamic DNS. We are thinking of adding similar features to OpenSprinkler. What you described is one of the several ways to implement cloud connection. So far we’ve tried our best to maintain backward compatibility, that is, we want the same firmware to run on all OpenSprinkler hardware versions (2.0, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3) as much as possible. This makes it difficult to add features like cloud connection, because the older versions (2.0 to 2.2) have little room left to add anything significant. At some point in the near future we will have to part ways from the older versions and focus fully on OS 2.3 (as well as Linux-based OS such as OSPi). This will eliminate the restrictions and give us the freedom of adding many more features.